January 18, 2022

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Packers take a 17-10 lead over Jaguars at halftime

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Packers take a 17-10 lead over Jaguars at halftime

Packers take a 17-10 lead over Jaguars at halftime

The Packers opened the second quarter in a big way.

With Green Bay operating out of a two-back, shotgun look, Aaron Jones picked up the Jaguars blitz off the edge to give Rodgers enough time to hit Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 78-yard touchdown pass.

The touchdown gave Green Bay its first lead of the afternoon and marked the longest scoring drive of the season (four plays, 91 yards).

Safety Darnell Savage broke up a deep shot from Luton intended for DJ Chark on second-and-9. Luton threw another incomplete pass on third down, as the Jaguars fell to 0-for-4 on third downs through the first 17 minutes.

The Packers suffered another three-and-out on their next offensive possession and Jacksonville returner Keelan Cole made them pay for it with a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown to put Jacksonville back ahead 10-7 with 10:06 left in the half.

The Packers won a challenge for Rodgers catching Jacksonville with 12 players on the field, off-setting an illegal formation penalty to get five yards back and set up a third-and-6.

On that play, Rodgers escaped the pocket and found a open Valdes-Scantling in the middle of the field for a 22-yard gain. The third-year receiver had two catches for 100 yards in the second quarter.

Green Bay then converted a third-and-8 with Rodgers’ pass to Jamaal Williams, who picked up 12 yards down the sideline to the Jacksonville 40.

The Packers earned their first goal-to-go situation after an 18-yard pickup by Adams, his 489th career catch that moves him past Don Hutson for fifth in franchise history.

Rodgers put the Packers back ahead, 14-10, with a 5-yard scramble on second-and-goal with a little more than two minutes left in the half.

The Jaguars tried to push the ball down the field but Luton, amidst pressure, threw a pass directly to Packers safety Adrian Amos who picked it off and returned 23 yards down to the Jacksonville 26 with 1:28 remaining in the half.

The Packers took a 17-10 lead at halftime with a 39-yard field goal by Mason Crosby.


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